In a contract that will go into effect on May 1, 2017, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide waste and recycling services to the residents of Highwood. Lakeshore Recycling Systems is also the current commercial waste hauler for the City of Highwood, which went into effect January 1, 2016.
More information regarding residential service will be provided at a future date.
In addition to standard garbage and recycling removal, this contract includes a year-round organics program (food scrap/landscape). Highwood will be one of the first cities in the State of Illinois to offer this service. In this program, food scraps can be co-mingled with yard waste in a separate third cart.
Residents will be provided a 95-gallon recycling cart, a 65-gallon garbage cart and a 35-gallon organics cart. Once the organics cart is collected, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will transport the organics to be recycled into compost.
Having opened Chicagoland’s state-of-the-art single-stream recycling center in 2016, Lakeshore Recycling Systems focuses on waste diversion to recycle more and send less waste to landfills. Lakeshore Recycling Systems vows not to own or operate a landfill and is committed to making the surrounding communities a greener place to live.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems has a single-stream recycling center dedicated to sorting and separating recyclables. This 40,000 square-foot facility is designed to handle more than 110,000 tons of high-grade residential and commercial single-stream recyclables, sorting, separating and allocating over 20 tons of waste per hour.
Take a virtual tour of Lakeshore Recycling Systems’ state-of-the-art single-stream recycling center.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems looks forward to servicing Highwood residents. As we continue to enhance our services and expand our footprint throughout the Midwest, we ensure that Highwood will receive nothing less than exceptional service. Please reach out to our dedicated Customer Service Center at 773.685.8811 with any service questions.